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Aarre Merikanto

(1893—1958)


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(b Helsinki, 1893; d Helsinki, 1958).

Finn. composer. Taught at Sibelius Acad., Helsinki, 1936–58 (prof. of comp. from 1951). Many of his works were not perf. until after his death, incl. the opera Juha, regarded by some as comparable with Janáček. Prin. works.

opera:

Juha

(1920–2).

orch.:

syms.: No.1 (1916), No.2 (1918), No.3 (1953); pf. conc. No.1 (1913), No.2 (1937), No.3 (1955); vn. conc. No.1 (1916), No.2 (1925), No.3 (1931), No.4 (1954); vc. conc. No.1 (1919), No.2 (1941–4);

Lemminkaïnen

, sym. suite (1916); conc. for vn., cl., hn., str. sextet (1925);

Notturno

, sym.‐poem (1929).

chamber music:

str. qt. No.1 (1913), No.2 (1939); str. trio (1912); pf. trio (1917); nonet (1926); str. sextet (1932).

Subjects: Music.


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